harried

adjective
har·​ried | \ ˈher-ēd How to pronounce harried (audio) , ˈha-rēd\

Definition of harried

: beset by problems : harassed a harried waiter who forgets your order

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Anne Hathaway has gifted us with some good tidings on this rather harried news day: The Princess Diaries 3? Vogue, "Anne Hathaway Confirms The Princess Diaries 3 Is in the Works—With Someone Very Important on Board," 25 Jan. 2019 There were grumbles as guests sat down on waterlogged wooden chairs, hastily wiped off with paper towels by harried assistants. Jocelyn Noveck, The Seattle Times, "Under a steady rain, Rodarte’s fairy tale designs shimmer," 10 Sep. 2018 The 11-room hideaway gives harried guests views of terraced rice fields, the temple of Khamsum Yuley Namgay, and snowcapped Himalayan peaks. Betsy Blumenthal, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Hotels in the World: 2018 Readers' Choice Awards," 9 Oct. 2018 Brodie might not know why Lika has captured his heart, but the infatuation consumes him, leading to a duel and a harried escape across half of Europe. Sam Sacks, WSJ, "Fiction Books: Grace Abounding to the Outsider Artist," 5 Oct. 2018 At the field hospital, the harried surgeons probably took a look at him and moved on to those less seriously wounded. Michael E. Ruane, Washington Post, "Bones of Civil War dead found on a battlefield tell their horror stories," 20 June 2018 The harried emergency room environment, after all, hardly encourages thoughtful discussions about patients’ prognoses and wishes. New York Times, "Breathing Tubes Fail to Save Many Older Patients," 22 June 2018 At the field hospital, the harried surgeons probably took a look at him and moved on to those less seriously wounded. Michael E. Ruane, Washington Post, "Bones of Civil War dead found on a battlefield tell their horror stories," 20 June 2018 His sentence is mitigated somewhat by the presence of his loving daughter, Cassie (Abby Ryder Fortson); her mom (Judy Greer) and stepdad (Bobby Cannavale); and a harried S.H.I.E.L.D. agent (Randall Park) assigned to monitor his arrest. Justin Chang, latimes.com, "'Ant-Man and the Wasp' is a bright, cheery tonic from the Marvel superhero factory," 27 June 2018

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First Known Use of harried

1609, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for harried

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harried

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of harried

: bothered by many problems or worries : very worried or anxious

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